MISLEADING: Image Claimed to Show Decomposed Body Is Actually From Nigeria, NOT Kiambu

On August 7, 2023, this tweet was shared claiming to show a decomposed body of an elderly lady, allegedly discovered in Kiambu county. 


This claim is based on an investigation published by Standard Media. The report documents a decomposed body discovered by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).


Reverse image searches show that the photo attached is from Nigeria. According to this article, the remains of John Aderemi Abiola were discovered in 2022, almost four years since he was last seen. 

Going by the details provided, a search on Google with ‘Aderemi Abiola remains’ provides an article by BBC. According to BBC, authorities in Nigeria discovered the remains on top of the bed, face up without evidence of struggle at first sight. 

Another reverse image search on the image of the house points back to the publication by Standard Media


The tweet showing the remains of a decomposed body is misleading.

This fact check was published by Piga Firimbi with support from Code for Africa’s PesaCheck and African Fact-Checking Alliance.

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